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Viral children’s song, ‘Baby Shark’ wasn't always so innocent

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo

By: Rebel Wylie

If there's a toddler in your life, there's every chance that you're familiar with the now viral sensation Baby Shark.

The song's origins go all the way back to a 1900s children's rhyme, but it's the recent version by South Korean kids' entertainment company, Pinkfong that has infiltrated the hearts and minds of youngsters all over the world.

It wasn't always so sweet

While the lyrics now might seem quite inoffensive, according to the Irish Times, they were once slightly more sinister. Apparently an English translation of an earlier version of the song ends with the singer first losing an arm to the shark ... then dying!

Racking up more than 1.6 billion views since it was first released in November 2015, the repetitive ditty has sparked it's own challenge, inspired by the 'In my feelings' challenge where seemingly normal folks dance outside their moving vehicles to Drake's hit song.

Only in the Baby Shark challenge it's well, just watch …

It's hit the UK charts!

In the UK lately, the singles charts have been incorporating data from video streams. And the result … Baby Shark has entered the charts at number 37 and rising.

In case you wondered how the song went, here's the very intricate lyrics for you ...

The 'Baby Shark' lyrics

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark!

Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark!

Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark!

Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark!

Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark!

Let's go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let's go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let's go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let's go hunt!

Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away!

Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last!

It's the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It's the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It's the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It's the end!